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England and France Teams Named


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England and France have named their teams ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris. Northampton centre Luther Burrell and Exeter winger Jack Nowell will make their debuts for England. Gloucester's Jonny May wins only his second cap on the left wing. Elsewhere - Danny Care is picked at scrum-half with Owen Farrell at 10. The pack is the same that started against the All Blacks in November with flanker Chris Robshaw captain.

Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson will make his debut for the French. Pascal Pape captains the side in the absence of the injured Thierry Dusautoir - his place in the back row goes to Racing Metro openside Bernard Le Roux. With Dusautoir sidelined, Racing Metro openside Bernard Le Roux is called up for the Stade de France clash. He will pack down alongside experienced back-row colleagues Yannick Nyanga and Louis Picamoles. Plisson, meanwhile, will be partnered at half-back by Toulouse’s Jean-Marc Doussain, with Mathieu Bastareaud and Wesley Fofana forging the midfield combination.

England: M Brown (Harlequins); J Nowell (Exeter), L Burrell (Northampton), B Twelvetrees (Gloucester), J May (Gloucester); O Farrell (Saracens), D Care (Harlequins); J Marler (Harlequins), D Hartley (Northampton), D Cole (Leicester), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), T Wood (Northampton), C Robshaw (Harlequins, capt), B Vunipola (Saracens).

France: B Dulin (Castres); Y Huget (Toulouse), M Bastareaud (Toulon), W Fofana (Clermont Auvergne), M Medard (Toulouse); J Plisson (Stade Francais), J-M Doussain (Toulouse); T Domingo (Clermont Auvergne), B Kayser (Clermont Auvergne), N Mas (Montpellier), A Flanquart (Stade Francais), P Pape (Stade Francais, capt), Y Nyanga (Toulouse), B Le Roux (Racing Metro), L Picamoles (Toulouse).


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